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Head Start of Greater Dallas continues to enroll students all year long. In an effort to assist parents in completing the application process while the centers are closed for summer break June 6-July14, there are three additional forms to print and fill out below.
Head Start of Greater Dallas’s Early Head Start program provides free childcare, extended social services, preventative health and prenatal education services to the parents of infants and toddlers. If needed, we assist parents in obtaining a medical home. There are currently three Early Head Start centers and one Home Based center that provide services to nearly 242 infants, toddlers and pregnant women in Dallas.
Centers operate from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Before you can enroll your child/children in the Head Start program; you must meet the US Department of Health and Human Services Income guidelines. For example, for a family of 4, the total household income must be at or below $24,300. Head Start of Greater Dallas will however accept families that are over this guideline by 10% only after all income eligible families are served.
2016 HHS Poverty Guidelines
|Persons in Family||48 Contiguous States and D.C.||Alaska||Hawaii|
|For each additional person, add:||4,160||5,200||4,780|
SOURCE: Federal Register, Annual Update of HHS Poverty Guidelines, January 25, 2016.
There are various Head Start centers. This includes centers operated by partner agencies Mi Escuelita, Vogel Alcove, and the ChildCareGroup. Visit the Center Locations page to find a center convenient for you.
There are three Early Head Start Centers and one Home Base center which serve pregnant women and infants up to age 3. Early Head Start availability is restricted by zip code.
Each family applying will have to provide the following income documents in order of priority:
1. 1040, or 1040A income tax form which documents all of the family members in the household.
2. Annual benefit statements such as: TANF, SSI, Social Security, Child Support, Foster Care Payment, and Unemployment compensation when applicant has been unemployed for the past twelve months.
3. Families who receive cash benefits may submit a letter from their employer stating annual income of employee on company letterhead, signed, and dated by employer with the employer’s company address, and phone number. Letter must be notarized with a notary seal.
Other required documents are
4. Copy of child’s certified birth certificate.
5. Copy of child’s social security card.
6. Copy of child’s current immunization record.
7. Copy of child’s lead screening form results.
8. Copy of child’s medical insurance information.
9. Copy of child’s physical exam.
10. Copy of child’s dental exam.